A modo de empleo
About the Company
Choreographer, aerial and contemporary dance instructor, performer in many of his own choreographic works, as well as in works of foreign choreographers and dance companies. He danced with the Central American and Caribbean Contemporary Dance Company (CODACA), as well as with Coraza, based in the University of Panama. In the past few years, he was in charge of the artistic and choreographic direction of the works A domicilio (together with Ximena Eleta de Sierra), 90 grados –Punto de Fuga and revuel(v)o, with CIA Gramo Danse, where he is Artistic Director. Previously, with Balansart Danza, he presented Suavemente – Locura Fisica, and Hijos de la Noche. He was also Assistant Artistic Director and dancer in Mar del Zvr–Mito y Realidad. As a performer, he has participated in Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, te Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica.
In March of this year, his work A modo de empleo was selected to participate in Solodos, international dance competition of solos and duets, where it earned a participation in the 2019 Solodos en Danza tour in Costa Rica, as well as in the Ventana Abierta (Open Window) Festival in Malaga, Spain, in October of this year.
About the Piece
A modo de empleo constitutes a critical view about power and control. Who owns the power? Who actually has it? And what about love? Who’s the boss in that game and sets the rules?
Is it the case that when we dominate and suppress others we are happy? Are we even aware that we belong to a thin cord controlled by someone or something else? And that, surely, this animal-like behavior of dominance, control and power could be simply the ego’s placebo?